When we read stories about someone writing a story, we are unsure if they are journalists or citizen journalists (bloggers) unless we end up on a major news networking website where tons of stories about political and current events are located for viewing, commenting and sharing across the social media platforms. If you have an inspiration for journalism, here are some tips you can consider before making the final call:
- Look at all different forms of journalism and pick the one you have the closest ties with. In other words, if enjoy writing about sports, become a sportscaster or sports writer.
- After you select which section of journalism you would like to work as, do your research and find other journalists in that particular area. If some of them are alive and active on social media, send them a message and ask for their advice.
- Step three, create a blog and write about those events you’ve attended with a particular writing style. Sports has one way of reporting which team won/lost while investigative news pertains to crime.
- As this cannot be stressed enough, participate in internships and extracurricular activities that relate to your particular field of interest.
Live and learn from these opportunities. Don’t let them come by and slip away. Experience from these events will help open the doors for you in ways that yet you cannot imagine.